About the record book
Frank and Ida Jones and their sons Lawrence and Fred
The Mountain Hunter Record Book Program is an initiative of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) to showcase to the world 38 different free-ranging native wildlife species that are available to be hunted in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. No other jurisdiction in North America has a greater number of “fairchase” hunting opportunities. Our association, with wildlife stewardship as its priority, is very appreciative of our significant wildlife populations, and is very proud of the role that all guide outfitters play in ensuring the populations remain healthy and well-managed. The Mountain Hunter Record Book Program documents the success and sustainability of quality big game management in the Canadian northwest.
Our measuring system is based on the gross Boone & Crockett scores which gives full credit to the quality of the animal harvested and does not penalize the animal for asymmetry. With respect to our diverse geographic land mass, we have broken down our species into various categories in order to provide proper recognition. Trophies can be scored and entered dating from 1966 (the year GOABC was established) to the present, thus creating a solid foundation for records. Eligible entries must have been harvested with a past or present member in good standing of the GOABC.
The Mountain Hunter Record Book Committee has been established to oversee all aspects of the Record Book and Awards Program. The committee is responsible for the following:
- Administering and updating the Record Book measuring system
- The setting and reviewing of the minimum scores for the Record Book
- The establishment and verification of the species categories and boundaries
- Monitoring, appointing, instructing and certifying official Mountain Hunter measurers
- Confirming the accuracy of all Record Book entries
- Monitoring and presenting the Record Book awards
A new vision was birthed to embrace the history and past accomplishments of GOABC Outfitters and their hunters by bringing the Record Book to life as a virtual book. This e-book, as part of the Mountain Hunter Record Book website, is the latest addition to the world class MountainHunter.com legacy. Future use of video footage will add life to this dynamic media presentation.
One of the most exciting developments for the Mountain Hunter Record Book has been a new relationship with the Boone and Crockett Club. Our history and dedication to the tenets of Fair Chase have solidified this partnership. We look forward to working with a organization of their credibility.
We invite young and old to take part in this rich tradition of record keeping and preserve the trophies of these great western provinces for generations to come.
Chairman, Mountain Hunter Record Book Committee